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Garage sales

Friday, June 15, 2012

Well we had a lot of fun at the garage sales. Didn't buy much, not much of the things we needed. Lots of baby items. My purchases were a lazy susan for the table for $.50, three puzzles for $.50 and my big purchase was an electric sidewalk edger for $3.00. Was looking for a treadmill, no luck. Bikes and elliptical's all over the place but no treadmills. Oh well 4 hours of garage sales and I managed to spend $4.00.

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EGRAMMY 6/23/2012 10:23PM

    emoticon Some wise shopping. Last thing I got was a lazy susan for the patio table that the unbrella fits in. will put veggies on it for the grandkids to sping around.

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LINDAMARIEZ1 6/19/2012 8:27PM

    Have you ever looked on Craig's list for what you want? They have things near you cheap if not free! I check daily! I live in Strongsville, Ohio! emoticon

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WIFEALF 6/19/2012 7:47PM

    you did good...good luck next time at the garage sales.

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MEXGAL1 6/16/2012 12:01PM

    wow, such a deal!

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CARDAMOMMA 6/16/2012 1:03AM

    Score on the edge trimmer! I want one. Especially for $3!

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CHUBBABUGG 6/15/2012 11:59PM

    Garage Sales are the Best...I would love to find a Sidewalk edger for 3 bucks.
Good shopping!

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LITTLEBO 6/15/2012 10:51PM

    $4??? You might have to take out a loan before you go garage saling again...... emoticon
Don't you just love a good sale?

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JENNIFERLYNN76 6/15/2012 10:14PM

    I love my elliptical. loved my treadmill until it stopped working properly lol

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JSALERNO 6/15/2012 8:06PM

    I love ellipticals

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Are people ever happy

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Just going to vent for a moment. This morning on the news they were talking about a new water park that a town had put in. I don't remember the location just the responses of the people about it. No the comments weren't it creates jobs,or gives the kids some place to go. No no no, they were more like they are noisy over there and there is now more traffic. The thing that amazes me are these are the same people blaming their city for not developing anything for the kids to do and yet when they do they complain about that as well. I've come to the conclusion that some people just aren't happy unless they are complaining.

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GOGETUMX2 6/15/2012 6:54AM

    YOu know, I think we all get stuck in ruts. The more you hang out with upbeat people the easier it is to be positive.

.....have you considered writing a positive letter to the editor...

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JSALERNO 6/15/2012 6:41AM

    i was just saying the same thing but about a dollar tree distribution center. it makes no sense.

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LITTLEBO 6/14/2012 10:37PM

    an older person once said to me: "some people woudl bitch if you hung em with a new rope" Ok, maybe I didn't totally get it, but I thought it was funny.

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RUN_BAKE_BLOG 6/14/2012 9:27PM

    Sadly, I do believe it is complaining that makes people like that happy in some sort of weird way. I can not imagine being that negative all the time.

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BJPENNY70 6/14/2012 7:49PM

    I know quite a few folks like that. No matter what, there is no making them happy. I am glad you are so positive! You have shown that you care for the community. You gave positive thought to the outcome of having the park. That is what counts. There will always be negative people. That is why it is important for you to spread the positive side. It brings balance.

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KISSFAN1 6/14/2012 7:44PM

    I think you're right, that people (some) just like to complain. I do my fair of complaining at times as well (like missing my Harris Teeter grocery store, LOL), but I am thankful for any progress in my area.

We had a wonderful upgrade to a local pool in our area and from the pictures I saw of it, it looked fantastic. What happened? Some nut threw a bag of concrete in it (filled up and almost ready to open) and messed it up for everyone. emoticon

I don't know why that person couldn't have been thrilled about the great renovation to a public pool and park and be happy about it. I don't know why he/she had to mess up for the entire community and cause more delays, more money, and be so negative.

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JENNIFERLYNN76 6/14/2012 7:42PM

    People are unbelievable. Never can make everyone happy ha ha

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Take care of the garden

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

So the last couple of days I have been trying something new in the garden. Not sure what it is called or where I read about it, but the idea is that instead of planting in nice rows just scatter the seed in a area. So I have 2 areas now 2 feet long by about 12 feet long that I have planted lettuce and spinach in. I planted them near a cherry tree to help shade them, so hopefully they won't bolt to quick. Will compare the results to row planting. Great thing about gardening is all the fun you can have experimenting.
The other day I tried pouring hot water on weeds to kill them. I had read about this in Mother Earth News as a green alternative to chemicals. Guess what it worked. Checked the weeds today and they were dead.
Now for those who follow my blogs and knows how my mind wonders, killing this weeds and gardening made me think of the journey that we are all on. Is not our body much like a garden? Depending on what we put in it is what we will get out in return. We could use some of those "get quick" (chemicals for garden, crazy diet programs for the body) cheats but the long term effects are not as good if we just put in the effort to do it right. May take longer but the end result is worth it. So the next time that your in your garden be proud of all the hard work and at the same time look at yourself and again be PROUD of all the hard work.

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MEXGAL1 6/14/2012 9:45AM

    love your comparison. sounds like you have a terrific garden.
good for you! Here in Mexico it just doesn't make sense to have a garden as there is so much fruits and veggies for sale very cheap. I don''t think I could grow them for less that what we pay for them off the back of pick up trucks or at the market here.
Have a great day.

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JSALERNO 6/14/2012 5:22AM

    good luck hope it works.

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LITTLEBO 6/13/2012 10:09PM

    So if I pour hot water on my lumpy, they will die away.... LOL!!! emoticon

Are you a student of philosophy, because you have some deeeep thoughts.... emoticon

emoticon (cherries from you cherry shade tree)

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Paw Paw's

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Ok so a couple years ago I decided to have edible landscape. Everything you couldn't eat I pulled and replaced with a fruit, veggie, or herb. Well one of the things that I found was paw paw's. I have never had them or even seen them but they sounded really good plus the plant sounded very interesting. So anyway today I'm spreading some compost around it and have this crazy thought. What if I don't like this things when they produce. It has been 4 years now since I planted them. They are not very fast growing trees which I knew. Maybe 5 feet tall now. So they should bear fruit in a year or 2 , I hope. But what if after 5 or 6 years they produce some awful fruit. Oh well they are suppose to have leaves that look like banana leaves.

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CARDAMOMMA 6/13/2012 5:29PM

    I hope you get some soon so you can tell me how they are! I've heard they taste like banana/tropical fruit custard. Eat it with a spoon.
My 100% edible landscape is going in next spring when we're done with the remodel. Lots of blueberries and raspberries. 3 or 4 fruit trees (probably an apple, a plum, a mulberry, and maybe an asian pear), and then lots of greens and perennials like walkign onions and jersusalem artichokes, kale, chard, lettuces, etc.
Probably try a green-tea tree, too.
Because I only have room for 3 or 4 fruit trees, I'd love it if you happened to get a paw paw to produce soon and tell me if it's worth it!
I love when you blog about your garden.

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MEXGAL1 6/13/2012 1:06PM

    never heard of them. very interesting. will be interested to hear how they are to eat.

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HEALTHYLISA 6/13/2012 12:06PM

    What a cool idea to make an edible landscape ! I have tried Paw Paw fruit ~ mostly like banana with a mango like flavor and seeds. They are probably an acquired taste since not readily available at most stores but I like trying new fruits and veggies so I tried one and actually look forward to having another one day ! You have a conversation piece growing in your yard ! Enjoy !

IM-SO-WORTH-IT ~~ Thanks for posting recipes ! If I can remember when they ripen I will visit my neighbor and get a few Paw-Paw fruits and try a recipe :)

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IM-SO-WORTH-IT 6/13/2012 11:18AM

    The pawpaw (Asimina triloba) fruit has a tropical like flavor that resembles a combination of banana, mango, and pineapple.

You can find some tasty pawpaw recipes here.


Enjoy it!

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LITTLEBO 6/13/2012 8:33AM

    Maybe you will have to "learn to eat your paw paw" just like "learning to eat your vegetables". LOL!!!!! :) Really, you can learn to eat anything....might not be good, but you can eat mustard greens...yuck! (I've never even heard of paw paw, so you are on your own there....) :)

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JENNIFERLYNN76 6/13/2012 7:52AM

    Have you research what anyone else has said they taste like? I would be curious to see if they are similar to any other fruit. Here's to hoping you like it hee hee

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Great day in garden

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Today has been a great day in the garden. Got sage and basil picked and in the dehydrated. A couple of kholirabi were ready. Tomatoes are looking good and picked some red currants and made them into jam. YUM YUM. Gooseberries were very good as well.

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CARDAMOMMA 6/11/2012 1:25AM

    You're SO LUCKY!!! Your garden sounds amazing.

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NOTHIN2IT 6/11/2012 12:09AM

    Wow! Sounds awesome! I have a long time before things in my garden will be ready. Can't wait though :)

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LITTLEBO 6/10/2012 9:28PM

    Funny how working all day in the garden beat working all day on the job.... emoticon
Nothing better than cutting up a kholorabi while still in the garden....YUM

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RUN_BAKE_BLOG 6/10/2012 5:06PM

    Kohlrabi is my fav!! Yum!!!

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MEXGAL1 6/10/2012 3:54PM

    sounds wonderful!

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RBETYOURASS 6/10/2012 3:44PM

We have decided on planting a garden ourselves. Now what and when is another thing!
Sounds yummy!

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